4: Marchetti's Constant and the Power-Network-Intelligence Matrix of Micromobility
In this episode, we look at Marchetti's constant and why commute times tend to aggregate at under 1 hour per day.
In this episode we also cover:
- How the 1 hour daily commute has been a constant across time, and how that affects how our cities form.
- What the Marchetti's constant is, and how it has driven the explosion in shared scooters and bikes.
- The Segway, why it failed and what it can teach us about the emergent micromobility phenomena.
- The problems with traditional bikeshare systems, and why new layers of technology have helped this.
- The power-network-intelligence matrix for thinking about emergent trends in micromobility.
- How networks can creatively use incentives to solve for the limitations of the vehicles
Plus a conversation about what both Horace and Oliver think the future might look like in a hidden bit at the end.